Sexual and gender diverse (SGD) patients face a myriad of unique dermatologic issues along with other interrelated health issues that are very relevant to practicing dermatologists and health care providers in the dermatology field.

Individuals in the SGD patient population have unique needs which are often unmet by their care providers. They experience poorer overall health compared to their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts due to multifactoral reasons including discrimination, identity concealment, internalized and external homophobia, and most importantly, a lack of health care provider training on their specific health needs.

Relevant health concerns in terms of medical care, such as acne, hormone therapy, contraceptives, hair loss, HPV, and cancer screening, and procedural care including hair removal, injectable toxins and fillers, facial modification, and gender confirmation surgery, are critical for the continued education of modern clinicians seeing this population.

As it is important to consider that dermatologic care for SGD patients requires more than just clinical and aesthetic medical expertise, LiVDerm’s 3-hour Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls will cover these topics while focusing on a whole-practice approach, including important concepts such as proper consent forms, appropriate terminology, medical insurance issues, and patient-clinician communication. This deep dive experience within the SBS: West Coast Derm conference will provide all attendees with practical and clinical pearls to apply in their practices, maximizing the care they provide to their SGD patients.


LiVDerm is honored to welcome Klint Peebles, MD, as chair of Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls. A board-certified dermatologist with Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Peebles has extensive clinical, leadership, and research expertise in sexual and gender diverse health and gender-affirming dermatology. He currently serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Sexual and Gender Diverse Health, and on the LGBTQ Health Specialty Section Council of the American Medical Association.


FRIDAY — Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit — Chair: Klint Peebles, MD
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks
Klint Peebles, MD
9:05 AM – 9:45 AM
Core Terminology and Foundational Concepts of Sex and Gender
Klint Peebles, MD
9:45 AM – 10:25 AM
Hormonal Therapy and Contraception: Intersections of Gynecology, Dermatology, and Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Frances W. Grimstad, MD, MS
10:25 AM – 11:05 AM
Sexual and Gender Diverse Medical Dermatology: A Core Primer
Matthew Mansh, MD
11:05 AM – 11:45 AM
Gender-Affirming Procedural Dermatology: Overview and Basic Principles
Ronda Farah, MD
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Q&A Session
Klint Peebles, MD, Frances W. Grimstad, MD, MS, Ronda Farah, MD


Sexual and Gender Diverse Dermatology Summit: Fundamentals and Practical Pearls



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Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Tarsus Cardio dba LiVDerm.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

3 ANCC contact hours

Physician Assistant
 AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

* Please note the agenda, faculty and CE hours are subject to change

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P.